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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346437/tissue-specific-transcriptome-analyses-provide-new-insights-into-gpcr-signalling-in-adult-schistosoma-mansoni
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Steffen Hahnel, Nic Wheeler, Zhigang Lu, Arporn Wangwiwatsin, Paul McVeigh, Aaron Maule, Matthew Berriman, Timothy Day, Paula Ribeiro, Christoph G Grevelding
Schistosomes are blood-dwelling trematodes with global impact on human and animal health. Because medical treatment is currently based on a single drug, praziquantel, there is urgent need for the development of alternative control strategies. The Schistosoma mansoni genome project provides a platform to study and connect the genetic repertoire of schistosomes to specific biological functions essential for successful parasitism. G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) form the largest superfamily of transmembrane receptors throughout the Eumetazoan phyla, including platyhelminths...
January 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346023/fertility-preservation-in-pediatric-oncology-patients-new-perspectives
#2
Chiara Gertosio, Mariasole Magistrali, Paola Musso, Cristina Meazza, Mauro Bozzola
Over the past 30 years, advances in antineoplastic treatment led to a significant increase in the survival of patients with childhood cancer. In Europe and the United States, 82% of children, adolescents, and young adults survive 5 years from the cancer diagnosis and the majority achieves long-term survival into adulthood. The impact of cancer therapy on fertility is related to the age of the patient and to the duration, dose/intensity, and type of treatment. Exposure to chemotherapy or to radiation to gonads or pituitary brings long-term complications of cancer-directed therapies that include effects on reproductive capacity...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345008/current-knowledge-of-risk-factors-for-testicular-germ-cell-tumors
#3
REVIEW
Tomoya Fukawa, Hiro-Omi Kanayama
The development of the human gonads is tightly regulated by the correct sequential expression of many genes and hormonal activity. Disturbance of this regulation does not only prevent proper development of the gonads, but it also contributes to the development of testicular germ cell tumors. Recent genetic studies, especially genome-wide association studies, have made great progress in understanding genetic susceptibility. Although there is strong evidence of inherited risks, many environmental factors also contribute to the development of testicular germ cell tumors...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342143/regulation-of-embryonic-haematopoietic-multipotency-by-ezh1
#4
Linda T Vo, Melissa A Kinney, Xin Liu, Yuannyu Zhang, Jessica Barragan, Patricia M Sousa, Deepak K Jha, Areum Han, Marcella Cesana, Zhen Shao, Trista E North, Stuart H Orkin, Sergei Doulatov, Jian Xu, George Q Daley
All haematopoietic cell lineages that circulate in the blood of adult mammals derive from multipotent haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). By contrast, in the blood of mammalian embryos, lineage-restricted progenitors arise first, independently of HSCs, which only emerge later in gestation. As best defined in the mouse, 'primitive' progenitors first appear in the yolk sac at 7.5 days post-coitum. Subsequently, erythroid-myeloid progenitors that express fetal haemoglobin, as well as fetal lymphoid progenitors, develop in the yolk sac and the embryo proper, but these cells lack HSC potential...
January 17, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340879/diethylstilbestrol-arrested-spermatogenesis-and-somatic-growth-in-the-juveniles-of-yellow-catfish-pelteobagrus-fulvidraco-a-fish-with-sexual-dimorphic-growth
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Zhi-Hao Liu, Qi-Liang Chen, Qiang Chen, Fang Li, Ying-Wen Li
In fish, spermatogenesis and somatic growth are mainly regulated by hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) and hypothalamic-pituitary-somatic (HPS) axes, respectively. Xenoestrogens have been reported to impair spermatogenesis in some fishes, and arrest somatic growth in some others, whereas, whether xenoestrogens are capable of disrupting spermatogenesis and somatic growth simultaneously in fish that exhibits sexual dimorphic growth is little known, and the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. In this study, male juveniles of yellow catfish (Pelteobagrus fulvidraco), which exhibits a sexual dimorphic growth that favors males, were exposed to diethylstilbestrol (DES) for 28 days...
January 16, 2018: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340846/novel-isoforms-of-n16-and-n19-families-implicated-for-the-nacreous-layer-formation-in-the-pearl-oyster-pinctada-fucata
#6
Fumito Ohmori, Shigeharu Kinoshita, Daisuke Funabara, Hiroki Koyama, Kiyohito Nagai, Kaoru Maeyama, Kikuhiko Okamoto, Shuichi Asakawa, Shugo Watabe
Although a wide variety of proteins and genes possibly related to the shell formation in bivalve have been identified, their functions have been only partially approved. We have recently performed deep sequencing of expressed sequence tags (ESTs) from the pearl oyster Pinctada fucata using a next-generation sequencer, identifying a dozen of novel gene candidates which are possibly associated with the nacreous layer formation. Among the ESTs, we focused on three novel isoforms (N16-6, N16-7, and N19-2) of N16 and N19 families with reference to five known genes in the families and determined the full-length cDNA sequences of these isoforms...
January 16, 2018: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340121/complications-of-transfusion-dependent-%C3%AE-thalassemia-patients-in-sistan-and-baluchistan-south-east-of-iran
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Maryam Yaghobi, Ebrahim Miri-Moghaddam, Naderi Majid, Ali Bazi, Ali Navidian, Asiyeh Kalkali
Background: Thalassemia syndromes are among prevalent hereditary disorders imposing high expenses on health-care system worldwide and in Iran. Organ failure represents a life-threatening challenge in transfusion- dependent β-thalassemia (TDT) patients. The purpose of the present study was to determine the frequency of organ dysfunctions among TDT patients in Sistan and Baluchistan province in South-East of Iran. Materials and Methods: Laboratory and clinical data were extracted from medical records as well as by interviews...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339742/slaf-based-high-density-genetic-map-construction-and-qtl-mapping-for-major-economic-traits-in-sea-urchin-strongylocentrotus-intermedius
#8
Yaqing Chang, Jun Ding, Yuhui Xu, Dan Li, Weijie Zhang, Lei Li, Jian Song
Sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus intermedius) has long been a model species for developmental and evolutionary research, but only a few studies have focused on gene mapping. Here, we reported a high-density genetic map containing 4,387 polymorphism specific-length amplified fragment (SLAF) markers spanning 21 linkage groups (LG) for sea urchin. Based on this genetic map and phenotyping data for eight economic traits, 33 potentially significant QTLs were detected on ten different LGs with explanations ranging from 9...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339528/gonadal-function-in-adult-male-patients-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
#9
Manon Engels, Katharina Gehrmann, Henrik Falhammar, Emma A Webb, Anna Nordenstrom, Fred Sweep, Paul N Span, Antonius Eduard van Herwaarden, Julia Rohayem, Annette Richter-Unruh, Claire Bouvattier, Birgit Koehler, Barbara B Kortmann, Wiebke Arlt, Nel Roeleveld, Nicole Reisch, Nike Stikkelbroeck, Hedi L Claahsen-van der Grinten
CONTEXT: Current knowledge on gonadal function in Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) is mostly limited to single center/country studies enrolling small patient numbers. Overall data indicate that gonadal function can be compromised in men with CAH. OBJECTIVE: To determine gonadal function in men with CAH within the European "dsd-LIFE" cohort. DESIGN: Cross-sectional clinical outcome study, including retrospective data from medical records...
January 16, 2018: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339182/interrelationship-among-annual-cycles-of-sex-steroids-corticosterone-and-body-condition-in-nyctibatrachus-humayuni
#10
A M Joshi, E J Narayan, N P Gramapurohit
Synergism between extrinsic and intrinsic factors is crucial for the seasonality of reproduction. Environmental factors such as photoperiod and temperature activate the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis leading to the secretion of steroid hormones that are crucial for reproduction. Sex steroids are not only essential for the maturation of gonads, but also for development of secondary sexual characters in males and reproductive behaviour of both the sexes. In the present study, we quantified the urinary testosterone (UTM) and corticosterone (UCM) metabolites in males and urinary estradiol metabolites (UEM) and UCM in females of Nyctibatrachus humayuni for two consecutive years to determine annual and seasonal variation in the levels of sex steroids, corticosterone and body condition index (BCI)...
January 12, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338681/the-evolutionary-process-of-mammalian-sex-determination-genes-focusing-on-marsupial-srys
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Yukako Katsura, Hiroko X Kondo, Janelle Ryan, Vincent Harley, Yoko Satta
BACKGROUND: Maleness in mammals is genetically determined by the Y chromosome. On the Y chromosome SRY is known as the mammalian male-determining gene. Both placental mammals (Eutheria) and marsupial mammals (Metatheria) have SRY genes. However, only eutherian SRY genes have been empirically examined by functional analyses, and the involvement of marsupial SRY in male gonad development remains speculative. RESULTS: In order to demonstrate that the marsupial SRY gene is similar to the eutherian SRY gene in function, we first examined the sequence differences between marsupial and eutherian SRY genes...
January 16, 2018: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334961/smoke-alcohol-and-drug-addiction-and-male-fertility
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REVIEW
Andrea Sansone, Carla Di Dato, Cristina de Angelis, Davide Menafra, Carlotta Pozza, Rosario Pivonello, Andrea Isidori, Daniele Gianfrilli
In recent decades, the decline in human fertility has become increasingly more worrying: while therapeutic interventions might help, they are vexing for the couple and often burdened with high failure rates and costs. Prevention is the most successful approach to fertility disorders in males and females alike. We performed a literature review on three of the most common unhealthy habits - tobacco, alcohol and drug addiction - and their reported effects on male fertility. Tobacco smoking is remarkably common in most first-world countries; despite a progressive decline in the US, recent reports suggest a prevalence of more than 30% in subjects of reproductive age - a disturbing perspective, given the well-known ill-effects on reproductive and sexual function as well as general health...
January 15, 2018: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334211/curcumin-and-quercetin-ameliorated-cypermethrin-and-deltamethrin-induced-reproductive-system-impairment-in-male-wistar-rats-by-upregulating-the-activity-of-pituitary-gonadal-hormones-and-steroidogenic-enzymes
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Poonam Sharma, Irshad Aslam Khan, Rambir Singh
Background: Dietary antioxidants protect tissues and organs against insecticides/xenobiotic-induced damage. In the present study, we evaluated the results of exposure to synthetic pyrethroid insecticides, cypermethrin (Cyp) and deltamethrin (Del) and possible protective effects of curcumin and quercetin on reproductive system in male Wistar rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this controlled experimental study, 42 male Wistar rats were randomly divided into 7 groups of 6 animals...
April 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334208/effects-of-crocin-on-the-pituitary-gonadal-axis-and-hypothalamic-kiss-1-gene-expression-in-female-wistar-rats
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Dina Zohrabi, Kazem Parivar, Mohammad Hossein Sanati, Nasim Hayati Roodbari
Background: Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) has been traditionally used as a spice for coloring and flavoring in some countries cuisine. One of the main components of saffron is Crocin. Recent research have shown that crocin has various pharmacological effects. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of crocin on the Pituitary-Gonadal axis and Kiss-1 gene expression in hypothalamus and ovarian tissue organization in female Wistar rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, 18 adult female Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups...
April 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332064/recurrent-intragenic-duplication-within-the-nr5a1-gene-and-severe-proximal-hypospadias
#15
Matthieu Peycelon, Lamisse Mansour-Hendili, Capucine Hyon, Nathalie Collot, Muriel Houang, Marie Legendre, Maud Chabaud, Marie-Dominique Bouvier, Georges Audry, Serge Amselem, Jean-Pierre Siffroi
A heterozygous intragenic duplication within the repeated area (CTGCAGCTG)×2 of the NR5A1 gene was found in a 15-year-old 46,XY DSD (disorders/differences of sex development) patient with micropenis and severe proximal hypospadias. This heterozygous duplication has already been described twice in boys with a similar phenotype, whereas a deletion of 3 amino acids at the same position in the protein SF-1 has been described in a 46,XX patient with primary ovarian failure and short stature. These data suggest that this region within the NR5A1 gene has an important role for SF-1 protein function in gonads and is a hotspot for intragenic rearrangements...
January 13, 2018: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331929/sex-related-differential-response-to-dexamethasone-in-endocrine-and-immune-measures-in-depressed-in-patients-and-healthy-controls
#16
Carina Rampp, Andreas Eichelkraut, Johanna Best, Darina Czamara, Monika Rex-Haffner, Manfred Uhr, Elisabeth B Binder, Andreas Menke
Although sex differences in major depression have been reported repeatedly, the underlying mechanisms are still disputed. The rapidly changing gonadal steroid concentrations of the postpartum period or during menopause have been shown to be associated with depressive symptoms and to modulate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA)-axis, which is implicated in depression. The sample comprised of 128 depressed in-patients (36.7% women) and 166 healthy controls (30.0% women). Blood was collected at baseline (at 6pm) and then 3 h as well as 21 h after ingestion of 1...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331749/paediatric-dysgerminoma-results-of-three-consecutive-french-germ-cell-tumours-clinical-studies-tgm-85-90-95-with-late-effects-study
#17
Gwénaëlle Duhil de Bénazé, Hélène Pacquement, Cécile Faure-Conter, Catherine Patte, Daniel Orbach, Nadège Corradini, Claire Berger, Hélène Sudour-Bonnange, Cécile Vérité, Hélène Martelli, Brice Fresneau
METHODS: French patients (≤18years) treated for dysgerminoma between 1985 and 2005 in TGM-85, 90, 95 protocols were included. Treatment was based on primary unilateral oophorectomy followed by prophylactic lymph node irradiation (1985-1998) or a wait-and-see strategy (1998-2005) for localised completely resected tumours (pS1) or by platinum-based chemotherapy for advanced diseases. RESULTS: Forty-eight patients (median age 12.8 years) were included. Six patients had gonadal dysgenesis...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331522/nanos3-not-nanos1-and-nanos2-is-a-germ-cell-marker-gene-in-large-yellow-croaker-during-embryogenesis
#18
Kunhuang Han, Shihai Chen, Mingyi Cai, Yonghua Jiang, Ziping Zhang, Yilei Wang
In this study, three nanos gene subtypes (Lcnanos1, Lcnanos2 and Lcnanos3) from Larimichthys crocea, were cloned and characterized. We determined the spatio-temporal expression patterns of each subtype in tissues as well as the cellular localization of mRNA in embryos. Results showed that deduced Nanos proteins have two main homology domains: N-terminal CCR4/NOT1 deadenylase interaction domain and highly conserved carboxy-terminal region bearing two conserved CCHC zinc-finger motifs. The expression levels of Lcnanos1 in testis were significantly higher than other tissues, followed by heart, brain, eye, and ovary...
January 10, 2018: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331483/gata4-is-a-transcriptional-regulator-of-r-spondin1-in-japanese-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus
#19
Xiumei Liu, Zan Li, Bo Wang, He Zhu, Yuezhong Liu, Jie Qi, Quanqi Zhang
GATA4 is a well-known transcription factor of the GATA family implicated in regulation of sex determination and gonadal development in mammals. In this study, we cloned the full-length cDNA of Paralichthys olivaceus gata4 (Po-gata4). Phylogenetic, gene structure, and synteny analysis showed that Po-GATA4 is homologous to GATA4 of teleost and tetrapod. Po-gata4 transcripts were detected in Sertoli cells, spermatogonia, oogonia and oocytes, with higher transcript levels overall in the testis than the ovary. The promoter region of P...
January 10, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331479/molecular-characterization-and-expression-of-piwil1-and-piwil2-during-gonadal-development-and-treatment-with-hcg-and-lhrh-a2-in-odontobutis-potamophila
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Cheng Zhao, Wenxu Zhu, Shaowu Yin, Quanquan Cao, Hongye Zhang, Xin Wen, Guosong Zhang, Wanli Xie, Shuqiao Chen
Piwi proteins play an important regulatory role in germ cell division during gametogenesis and gonad development. In order to understand the function of Piwi genes in the reproductive process of the dark sleeper, we identified and characterized Piwil1 and Piwil2 from gonad tissue. The tissue distribution demonstrated that Piwils were highly expressed in the gonad of the dark sleeper. During gonad development, higher expression was observed in stage I of both the testes and ovaries than in subsequent stages at mRNA and protein levels...
January 10, 2018: Gene
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